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January 07, 2015

Conn. Nonprofit Leader Admits $205,000 Theft

The former president of a Hartford, Conn., community organization has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $200,000 from the group, the Associated Press reports, citing the Journal Inquirer of north-central Connecticut. Karen Lewis, 57, of Windsor, Conn., received a suspended sentence and probation after admitting to first-degree larceny.

Ms. Lewis led the now-defunct South Arsenal Neighborhood Development Corp. She was ordered to make restitution of more than $205,000, most of which she withdrew from ATMs at casinos using an organizational debit card. She is barred from gambling as a condition of probation.